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The Sharp Grossmont Hospital PAES Department is a welcoming environment for patients and their families.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Sharp Grossmont's PAES. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please call the PAES department at 619-740-5180.
What is the pre-registration process?
A patient access representative will review your patient information before your surgery. Immediately following your PAES appointment, you will be referred to suite 100 in the same building for pre-registration with your insurance card and picture identification.
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What is preadmission testing?
Certain procedures or medical conditions may require your doctor to order routine testing such as lab work, EKGs and select X-rays. An anesthesiologist may request additional studies based on your medical history.
For many of our health plans, laboratory testing must be performed at designated laboratories. Your PAES nurse will be able to advise you of all the specifics at your appointment.
Staff members are available to answer questions to help meet patients' health care needs.
The nurse will also discuss surgery preparation, procedure and day-of discharge plan. We encourage you to download and complete copies of the Pre-Anesthesia Questionnaire and Home Medication List before your visit. Information will be provided regarding your specific surgery, pain management plan and any safety issues.
Any additional lab tests, X-rays, EKGs or other procedures ordered by your physician may be done at this time.
If you are unable to provide your medical history or if English is not your primary language, please have an adult with you who can provide that information on your behalf.
Interpretation services are also available.
How should I prepare for surgery?
Patients should check in on the day of surgery at the Outpatient Services desk located on Level A of the main hospital. Please print the Sharp Grossmont Hospital map to bring with you.
The following instructions will help you prepare for your surgical procedure:
The private exam room enables patients to have one-on-one counsel with their health care provider.
How do I make an appointment?
A PAES department nurse will contact you to make an appointment. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm.
What should I bring to my PAES appointment?
Where is PAES located?
PAES is conveniently located adjacent to Sharp Grossmont Hospital at:
Grossmont Medical Terrace
8860 Center Drive, Level 2, Suite 210
La Mesa, CA 91942
Park in Parking Structure 4, located behind the building. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes. Every additional 15 minutes is 75 cents, with a maximum of $3. Parking is free with a handicap placard.
Review a campus map before you arrive to familiarize yourself with the location.
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How do I contact PAES?
You can contact PAES Monday through Friday, except holidays, 7:30 am to 5 pm, by calling 619-740-5180. The PAES fax number is 619-740-8588.